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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 9, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta winy Victorias 'equestrian sanitation'' VICTORIA (CP) For 30 years the gaily-painted and can- opied Tally-Ho wagons have been a familiar pait ot the sum- mer scene in Victoria, as tlie horse-drawn vehicles take tour- ists on sightseeing trips around the city. But Tor the first time this year girls are in charge of "equestrian their boss thinks it has never been done better. Anne 20, and Ger- aldine Feet, 19, first-year stu- dents at the University of Vic'.o- ria, thought up the imposing job description when filling in their' 1971 census terms. The girls said they had a diffi- cult time convincing friends they were going to be sweeping and shovelling in the wake of clip-clopping polluters. "I guess they thought we wouldn't stoop so low to earn an honest said Geraldine. Both girls like their outdoor I job and paiticularly relish the I reactions they inspire among tourists. "Some just and stare as if they couldn't believe it. while others nearly die Anne said. Art Knapp, who manages the Tally-Ho tours, says the com- pany hasn't received a single complaint from the public Ihis year because the girls are "the hcst cleanup crew I've ever had." Patrolling the route in Volk- s w a g e n s which have large wooden boxes mounted on the back bumper, Anne and Geral- dine are constantly on the look- out for the tell-tale mounds. Anne admits she has devel- oped such a keen eye in this respect thai "even when I'm out on a date I can't help watching the road." Women's liberation old hat for her EARN I A, Out. (CP) Women's liberation is old hat for Alice Gordon One of the last woman labor- ers working for the Canadian National Railways, she's been holding her own and better working alongside men in Sar- nia yard crews since the Second World War. Mrs. Gordon is retiring in Au- gust because of company policy, not because she wants to. "I'm healthy and strong as ever and finds the job hard at first but after a while it becomes easier. If a person enjoys the work they can work with a smile on their face." Mrs. Gordon says there were many times when she only man- aged to do her work on a "wing and a prayer WOULDN'T GIVE L'P "I was shovelling coal one lime in the middle of a bad snowstorm and there were these old men in the train station if I had my way I'd just keep! round house waiting for me to right on working." Mrs. Gordon admits the work is hard but insists that a person "becomes used to il" after a while. She said the hardest parl of the job is lifting heavy mate- rial coupling equipment and train <-ar springs which weigh about 80 pounds. "A person, man or woman, love is... keeping bis din- ner-warm- ii'beu he's going to be late. give up and call it quils. "By Ihe time I was through shovelling I was black from head to foot and almosl on my hands and knees bul I was bound I would finish the job or quit before I'd let those old io- gies see me give up." Mrs. Gordon was born in Scot- land and trained there as a nurse. When she came to Can- ada in the late '20s she prac- ticed private nursing but found she wasn't making enough money to raise her son pro- perly. She went lo work lor the railway in 1914. "When I slartcd I knew the work suited me but I never guessed I would still be around the yard to reach the company retirement age." Mondny, Augusl 9, 1971 THE IE1HBRIDGE HERAID 13 real answers says court judge WIIITIDJIORSE, Y.T. (CPi ment and can ask opinions nf "There are no real answers; j magislrales, .she said. you just find Ihe bust possible, "Bit1, once in court solution wi'.h what's available lo you're on your own." HIP. individual and (he Mrs. Chri.slen.sen conies from says lone Chrislensen, the Yu- a pioneer Yukon family, al- though .slip was horn in Creek, B.C., and raisod in Foil Selkirk, V.T., where her father. G. 1. Cameron, was moved in his job wilh the Royal Canadian Afoimlcd Police. au In Ihey moved lo Wliitf- [0 I hor.se, where she finished high .school. She mairied in I95f! and has two children, aged six anil kon's only female juvenile courl judge. The 3fi-ycar-old woman was named justice of the peace April I. Thert are no special courses for the position and she had never much attention law before. straight common sense.." she said, "You take the facts as presented and Iry to come up wilh an answer." Rut she found she had ID do a lot of studying to learn ronrl procedures and terminology. She now studies and reads for about two hours a night at home. "Il's very interesting. Your outlook is completely changed. local lull The family cf Mr. and Mrs R. W, (Bob" ami Uulhi Harvey are enteviaininfi at open You have a tremendous respecl i house to he lirjld m honor ol foi people's rights. v.edding r.nnivorpai-y nol criminals, (hey're jou nr I: for all frkndi ll'vill br held or the neighbors. I Saturday. Oct. H. from 7 Id 1 "You have lo protecl Ihem, p.m. in Ihe Old Timers Pemmi- and the public, of course." can Club roams, comer of Justices of the peace and Ihe i Ave. and !l St. S. It has been -e- juvenile court justices are ie-j quested by the couple lhat sponsiblc Lo Ihe justice depart.- Ihore be no pifls. THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes LIBERATED WOMAN Alice Gordon, a laborer on ihe CNR since 1944, is retiring aflcr more Mian a qucrrler-century of more than holding-her al whal used to be considered man's work. Mrs. Gordon is seen at one of her easier tasks, taking sleek in the railway yard at Sarnia, Ont. Originally a nurse, she lurned to railroading to make enough lo raise her son properly. Ann Landers 7 omen's Shag sweeper now produced Those who own shag rugs they now represent 35 per cent o[ Ihe total rug-owner market in Canada react to their: much as people do to pels. They love I hem but they grumhle sometimes at the trouble it takes to care for them. There's little question about the popiiJarJly of shag rugs. L.A. TO F.O.E. BINGO Monday, Aug. 9 JACKPOT NOS. "70 ALARM BINGO" Gold Card Pay Double Door Cards (Many other extras) Regular Cards 25c or 5 for 13lh St. and 6lh Ave. 'A' N. No children under 16 allowed Tlie demand for them has grown explosively over the past few years. At the same time, there have teen lywls of frus- tration from housewives when time comes for cleaning them. Home economists and leading writers on home care have, in fact, been inundated with re- quests for advice. They, in turn, have spurred companies in the carpet cleai.ing field to do more research on shags and to pro- duce new products to meet the demand. One resull has been Ihe de- velopment of a carpet sweeper that is specifically designed lo sweep rugs with fibres one inch or longer only. Tills sweeper has larger wheels and longer bristles lhan conventional sweepers The brush roller also revolves fast- cv and a special guard prevents tangling of fibres wilh roller and wheels. It will not work on ordinary rues. TORIUD AFFAIR SYDNEY, Australia (Renter! A love affair between two rhinoceroses al Sydney's Tar- onga Park zoo has become so lorrid that officials have had lo curlain off the honeymoon cou- ple. ATTEND THE ALL NEW A.N.A.F.-UNIT 34 BINGO COR. 5th AVE. and 6th ST. S. IN THE CLUBROOMS TUESDAY, AUG. 10th-8 p.m. First 12 Games First Cord Others 25c each 7 No. Jackpot (increases weekly) 2nd 7 No. Jackpot (increases weekly) Extra 5 Gamos Cards 25c ea. or 5 for Blackout in 49 Numbers All regular gamos pay double if won in 7 nos. or less MEMBERS AND INVITED GUESTS DEAE ANN LADDERS: At Ihis moment I am fuming. My husband suggested lhat I get rid of rr.y anger by writing lo Ann Landers, to here I am. A few hours ago I relumed from a denial appointment lo find under the windsheild wiper of my car something that locked like a ticket far a uattic violation. 1 couldn't understand it since I had parked my car in a no-time-limit zone on a side street two blocks from Ihe meters. The ticket read as follows: "This is not an official park- ing ticket. Unfortunately J am only a private citizen and hrive no authority to tag improperly parked vehicles. I did want you to know however, lhat anyone who is such a -lousy driver that he can't park any better than you should have his license revoked. You have taken up enough room for two mule teams, an elephant and a high school band. Had you done a decent job of parking I would bavc been able to parl; my car behind or ahead of you with no (rouble. Now I must circle around indefinitely because you are a selfish pig. I sign off wishing you an early transmission failure on Ihe Edens Expressway at p.m. Also, may the fleas of a thousand camels invade your armpits Isn't that the meanest tiling you've ever heard of? I feel belter fcr having written this letter. Thanks for helping reduce my blood pressure about 50 points. Park DEAR OAK: Don't mention it And please write again whenever you feel the need. DEAR ANN LANDERS: My husband married me 22 years ago. I was 19. When I asked him why he wanted to marry me he said, "Because you need someone to watch over you." I thought it was beautiful (hen. hut now I am fed up with being treated like a small child or worse yet. an addle- brained fool. Fred handles all the money, pays all the bills ano' makes all (he decisions. He not let mo get a driver's license although I have had a learner's prrmit fcr years. Fred has had two serious hcarl attacks and one of Iliesc days I might be forced to do everything myself and I won't know how to do anything because he nevsr lets me make any decisions. I need your help, Ann. Nora DEAR NORA: There are two kinds of husbands those who gel married because they want to walch over n and (hose who get married because Ihey want a woman lo walch over them. There are lets of women who would gladly change places wilh you. Reading between Ihe lines, however. I suspect you are more helpless than you need be. A wife doesn't have lo produce her husband's signature to a driver's license. does she need his permission lo learn from an insurance agent the Ihings she should know in Ihe event that she is suddenly widowed. If you would assume more responsibility your husband would not treat you like an idiot. DEAR ANN LAN7DERS: There's a S10 bcl riding on your Tlie mannncr in which you responded to the person who wrole nlwut the propricly o[ wearing a Phi Ucla Kappn I Key created an argumenl. My husband says you are a Phi j Beta Kappa or you would not have answered as you did. 1 say yon are nol. What's Ihe verdict? in La.s Vegas. DEAR GAM: Your husband owes you 1 attended Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa which hid no Icr of Phi Bella Kappa. 1 am not at all sure I would have received the honor in any evcnl. HALIFAX (CP) Women's Institutes across Canada need lively ru p r a ms (o allracl mcmhcrs v. ho are find- ing lo woman's Mis. E. Victor Fulton of Cirlje, Man., nahonal president n[ ilip Federated Wcmen's Institutes of Canada. "Tt :'iu.cl he lhai they're doing something that we're obviously she told delegates lo lit? 57th contention ot the Women's Institutes of Neva Sco- i Lia hrro dny rare centres nrd equality lor women arc a lev the issues attracting ycung she said. Sh" loid her audience Ihey should DO ashamed allcr only a hnr.dflll adnriltcd hr.d read Ihe report cf the royal commis- sion en the status of women. "You should see whot some kid wrole on the sidewalk out BINGO RAINBOW HALL sit, N. TUESDAY, AUGUST 10th al 8 p.m. Ill Jackpot in 54 Nos., 2nd Jackpot in 56 Nos. Free and Games, 25c per Cord, 5 Cards SI.OC 3 Free Games Door Prize No Children Under 16 Yean Sponsored By A.U.U.C. Associalion UKRAINIAN GREEK-ORTHODOX CHURCH BASEMENT Cor. I3lh Street and 7lh Avenue N. PUBLIC BINGO EVERY TUESDAY p.m. DOOR PRIZE FREE CARDS FREE GAMES BINGO CARDS 25c EACH 5 CARDS 11.00 BLACKOUT in 53 Numbers or less (Jackpot Increase! Weekly) Two seven numbers or less Jackpol rach Sorry No person under 16 yccus of nofi nllowrd EWAY Bonanza MOM., TUES., WED. August 9-10-11 Economy Grind Fresh Made Town House 48 fl. oz. tin Fine Grind Granulated Ib. bag WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES CO) COPYRIGHT 1960. CANADA SAFEWAY LIMITED ;